Definition of 'officious'
Example sentences containing 'officious'
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Back in the car park, I found that an officious traffic warden had decided to make my day. DEAD BEAT (2002)"'I'm sorry, Young Novice," Lord Vasquez said in her kindly, if officious , THE BROKEN GOD (2002)She was trying to sound either officious or impersonal for the casual listener, a very smart move considering the circumstances. CORMORANT (2002)
She walked toward us with an officious stride that dissolved about halfway across the room when she broke into a run. SUMMER OF FEAR (2002)
Trends of 'officious'
Used Occasionally. officious is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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